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The Thigh

  • K. Mohan Iyer
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Abstract

Fractures of the shaft of femur occur at any age and are usually caused by a violent force. The pattern of the fracture is variable; it may be transverse, oblique, or spiral, and in children it may be of a greenstick type. The femur is also the common site of secondaries causing a pathological fracture. Blood loss in a fracture of the femur may be enormous, almost 1 L, though it is enveloped by numerous muscles.

Keywords

Guide Wire Intramedullary Nailing Image Intensifier Knee Stiffness Adhesive Skin 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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